1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration

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Join us as we celebrate our First Annual Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2017
3:30-9:00 PM
Haddad Riverfront Park

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth”. Read more about Juneteenth here.

Event description:

The Juneteenth event is a free outdoor event for the public presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) as part of the FestiVALL festivities. The event will feature live entertainment from Unity in the Community Choir, Martin Luther King, Jr. Male Chorus, Mrs. Jean English from Harlem Heights, Spoken Word by Ms. Crystal Good & Mrs. Janet Williams, Live DJ Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat, and headliner Step Afrika! and much more!!!!!

Price: Free and open to the public

Sponsors: BrickStreet, Bureau of Senior Services, City of Charleston, CORE, FestiVALL, KISRA, Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission, WVSU, WVU

Interested in being a vendor during the Juneteenth Celebration? Read the Juneteenth Vendor Guidelines and  Register  as a vendor before Friday, May 26.